The Best Hostels, Guesthouses & Campsites in Namibia

Looking for the best hostels, guesthouses and camps in Namibia? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Here are my favourites to help you plan your trip backpacking or overlanding trip through Namibia.

I’ll keep adding to this list as I discover more places, so don’t forget to bookmark this post (I still need to add my favourite overland campsites – so watch this space)!

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The Best Hostels, Guesthouses & Campsites in Namibia


  • Urban Camp: This is a nice camp, with a pretty sociable bar. There are a lot of groups but not as many solos so you may need to make a bit of an effort to get chatting to people, but it is a really nice place to stay. They have static tents as well as space for camping.
  • Chameleon Backpackers & Guesthouse: They have a fun bar, where there’s usually someone to chat to and a nice pool area. They also have their own travel company so can arrange activities around Namibia. Rooms are a mix of privates, dorms and tents. They also have a self-catering kitchen too
  • Paradise Garden Backpackers Lodge: A relaxed and homely backpackers, with a cosy lounge, self-catering kitchen, sunny terrace, garden and outdoor swimming pool. Their rooms comprise of dorms, double/twin, singles, a luxury tent on a raised platform, camping space in your own tent or you can stay in one of their basic tents. 
  • Windhoek Gardens: This is a hotel/motel type of place, however, they do have a great bar that is popular with both tourists and locals, so it is on the list! The rooms are all individually decorated, the beds super comfy and the showers hot. They do great food too and I was especially impressed with the breakfast spread.


  • Salty Jackal Backpackers: Popular backpacker hang out in a good location in town near to Kücki’s Pub and Desert Tavern.
  • Hotel Gruner Kranz: It’s been years since I stayed here, but it was definitely a sociable place. Apparently, the music from the bar is quite loud, so you may want to stay at the guesthouse instead of the hotel.
  • Skeleton Beach Backpackers: They offer camping, dorms and en suite rooms. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, a lounge and a nice outdoor area.

Enjoy your time in Namibia! Let me know if you stay in any of the places mentioned and tell them Helen in Wonderlust says hi!

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